DuBois, PA – As funerals continue for victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the Jewish community in DuBois is grieving for them as well.
Click below to listen to comments from Jessica Mondi-Glass, a part of the local group, Sons of Israel Synagogue.
“We here at Sons of Israel Synagogue are deeply saddened and disheartened by the recent events in Pittsburgh. Our hearts are with those who are suffering. Our appreciation goes to the men and women who acted to protect and serve their community. We have always and continue to welcome every person with a desire to learn into our temple community. We stand with Pittsburgh and the entire Jewish community in our journey towards peace. Shalom.”
If you would like to find ways of helping the victims, families, and police in Pittsburgh, you can visit PittsburghGives.org for more information on how to donate. The Pittsburgh Foundation, a charity organization, is matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $150,000.
The Steel City has adopted a rallying cry of “stronger than hate” in the aftermath of a shooting that took 11 lives and injured 6 others at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Police chief Scott Shubert says four police officers were among the six victims that were injured. The police station is already receiving cards and food deliveries.
If you would like to donate to the families of the victims, a GoFundMe page has been set up and has already raised more than $540,000.
The synagogue says that, wherever you are, you can also help just by doing a good deed for another person or getting to know someone who is different from you.
Remember the victims.
Joyce Fienberg, 75 – petite woman with a huge personality, former research specialist, grew up in Canada
Richard Gottfried, 65 – dentist, a fixture in the community, loved golfing, reading, and running
Rose Mallinger, 97 – spry, vibrant, and one of the matriarch’s in the community
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66 – primary care physician, made people smile, put patients at ease
Cecil Rosenthal, 59 – infectious laugh, always sat at back of temple and greeted people
David Rosenthal, 54 – kind with a gentle spirit, he and his brother were inseparable
Bernice Simon, 84 – former nurse, married to Sylvan for 61 years, amazing baker, loved to give back, loved classical music
Sylvan Simon, 86 – loved Bernice, had a pug named Max, retired accountant, great sense of humor
Daniel Stein, 71 – dry sense of humor, recently became a grandfather, helped coach little league
Melvin Wax, 88 – retired accountant, quiet but loved to tell jokes, always at synagogue for services
Irving Younger, 69 – former real estate company owner, used to coach youth baseball, would guide people to seats in synagogue
Addresses if you would like to mail a card or letter to the victims:
Tree of Life Synagogue
5898 Wilkins Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Pittsburgh Police Department Zone 4 Station
5858 Northumberland St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217